Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Except that processors have been using Roundup as drying aget and all oats have a detectable residue.
I'm not an organic fan, but eating weedkiller is a bridge too far.
BTW, due to the stress of family death andmedical emergency, I have neglected my garden this year, not even putting out the red sticky spheres to trap insects. I'm eating organic apples from the yard. After cutting around the worm holes, they are quite tasty. All varieties are two weeks early. Pears are two weeks early too. I think it's the hot summer we had. No peaches which are usually reliable. Must have been that minus 40 wind chill record that killed all the buds. The three trees have a big canopy now from new growth but I can walk upright under all the peach trees because all the previous years' (plural) growth died.

I think Global Warming came knocking in Illinois this year. Commercial corn farmers have extremely poor crops due to monsoon rains in Spring and Early summer. Now the Chinese don't want to buy what little corn and soybeans they have to sell.

by StillInTheWilderness on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 02:46:07 AM EST
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Germany set to ban glyphosate from end of 2023
The ban, agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is part of an insect conservation program from Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.

It includes a "systematic reduction strategy" which would initially prohibit use of the chemical in domestic gardens and allotments, and on the edge of farmers' fields.

Germany's move comes after lawmakers in Austria passed a bill banning all use of the weedkiller, making the country the first to do so.

BASF, Bayer-Monsanto, Dow Agrosciences "growth" hammer.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 04:24:34 AM EST
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I often wish I lived in Germany.
by StillInTheWilderness on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 02:30:08 PM EST
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Use of the 'drying agent' is a technique to ensure that all grain is mature by a date certain. There are already grains grown for beer brewing that have not had drying agents used and this approach would have to be expanded to use oats as a finishing crop. Alternatively, cattle being finished could just be turned out to pasture in unharvested oat fields - or some combination.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 06:02:48 PM EST
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